The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 3 m
1 h 31 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Milton Keynes for Birmingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||56 miles (91 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 39 min|
|Average train ticket price||£13 (€15)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway or London Midland|
Trains from Milton Keynes to Birmingham cover the 56 miles (91 km) long route taking on average 1 h 39 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway or London Midland. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £13, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Milton Keynes Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
For as little as £7 you can travel by train between Milton Keynes and Birmingham with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Milton Keynes to Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Milton Keynes to Birmingham with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes to Birmingham from Milton Keynes as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Milton Keynes to Birmingham train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Birmingham from Milton Keynes on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 56 miles (91 km) trip from Milton Keynes to Birmingham with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.
The railway line between Milton Keynes and Birmingham is a busy route, serviced by over 70 trains every day. The average journey lasts just over an hour and there are plenty of non-stop options for passengers who wish to avoid the bother of changing trains.
Rail services between Milton Keynes and Birmingham are operated by Virgin Trains and West Midlands Railways. The latter offers more departures and the convenience of a direct service, while Virgin has the edge in terms of speed.
The train ride from Milton Keynes to Birmingham can take as little as 50 minutes. Although passengers have to change once on some Virgin trains, they are actually 20 minutes or so faster than West Midland's direct service.
Travellers between Milton Keynes and Birmingham are well served, with around five trains every hour from 8:00 a.m. until around 11:30 p.m. Departures begin just after 5:30 a.m. and don't stop until nearly 2:00 a.m., meaning both early and late passengers are catered for.
Departure train station: Milton Keynes Central is on Eldergate, two miles west of the Milton Keynes shopping centre and theatre district. Passengers can relax in comfortable waiting rooms around the clock or spend time in the cafeteria and general convenience store, while those in a hurry can take advantage of kiosks and vending machines selling drinks and snacks. The station has covered storage for 900 bikes and free disabled parking.
Arrival train station: Convenient for shoppers, Birmingham New Street lies just one and a half miles north of the Bullring and Grand Central Malls. Passengers travelling first class on business will appreciate its suite of office facilities such as faxes, photocopiers and telephone points. There is a wide range of refreshment options, from freshly made burritos and pastries to gourmet coffee and Marks and Spencer ready meals. The short stay car park has a handy drop-off area and there is easy access to buses into the city.
There are a few train stations in Milton Keynes to start your trip from including Milton Keynes Central and Milton Keynes, Stonebridge Roundabout South. In Birmingham you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Milton Keynes Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Milton Keynes Central and travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.
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